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Sunflowers, Marché St Germain, Paris

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.430
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT.; Harris Whittemore Jr. Trust, Christie’s, 9-10 May 1995 (lot 214); Fine Art Society, London; bought by Peter Lunder, 8 July 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:055.2004  


Paper size:222 x 279 mm  
Plate mark size:222 x 279 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:thinnest transparent  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:brown ink drawing, mostly on the top half of the print  
Print tone:clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink of the drawing goes through the paper.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'801' or 'BOIS…' (?)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'2nd proof' and butterfly on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2nd proof' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:48-60 mm from left; pencil butterfly of 1889/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1889/1890s  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (Mansfield, L. 1342) on verso of tab; 'HW' (Whittemore, L. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.